Nonresident Hound Hunter Information / Application

Nonresident price increase coming December 1, 2020

On December 1, 2020, prices increased for nonresident licenses, fees, and permits for all 2020 and 2021 products.

2021 Permit Application Period: November 15 to December 1, 2020

Mail your application and payment to:

Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Attn: Hound Hunter Permit Application
P.O. Box 25
600 S. Walnut
Boise, ID 83707


Applications must be received at the Idaho Fish and Game Headquarters office no later than December 1, 2020. Applications received after December 1, 2020, or lacking the appropriate fees will be declared void and will not be included in the drawing.

Hound hunters may apply with a partner; only one application per person or group will be accepted.

A second choice is optional. Single or group applications that are unsuccessful for their first permit choice will be entered into a second choice drawing automatically, provided the second choice permit applied for has not been filled. 

If you draw a permit, you will receive it in the mail. If you are unsuccessful, your fees will be returned unless you indicate on your application that you would like a hunting or combination license. The license will be mailed to you, and you will receive a refund for your hound hunter permit fee.

Permit Areas

Statewide Permit

Valid in all units
70 permits available

Selway Zone

Valid in units 16A, 17, 19, 20 (excludes Unit 17-1)
40 permits available

Selway Zone - Unit 17-1

Valid in unit 17-1 only. This hunt area is defined as that portion of unit 17 South of the following boundary: Beginning at the junction of the Unit 17 boundary and Forest Service Trail 24, then west along Forest Service Trail 24 to the Selway River, then north along the Selway River to Forest Service Trail 40, then southwest along Forest Service Trail 40 to Forest Service Trail 3, then west along Forest Service Trail 3 to the Unit 17 boundary. 
6 permits available

Lolo Zone

Units 10 and 12 only
Unlimited permits

Middlefork Zone

Units 20A, 26, and 27 only
Unlimited permits

Any permits left over after the drawing will be available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning December 15, 2020, at 10 a.m. Mountain Time. Leftover permits and Middlefork and Lolo permits may be purchased through any license vendor, Fish and Game office, with a credit card by calling 1-800-554-8685, or online.

License Information

Nonresident hound hunter permit applicants must have an Idaho hunting license valid for the year for which they are applying for a permit, or submit fees for an Idaho hunting license with their hound hunter permit application.